Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I love flamingoes.
I didn't realize they were such a noisy and rather mean bird.
We visited them at the zoo yesterday.  They are a lot more pink 
at the zoo because of the dye that is in their food pellets. 
In the wild their color comes from
carotenoid proteins in their diet of animal and plant plankton.
Some flamingoes live high in the Andes of South America.  They do a funny dance of courtship.

Massive volcanoes and flamingo colony-South America -BBC